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  1. Going up to 12000, there should be pretty much a...

    Going up to 12000, there should be pretty much a gleaming, near full gloss surface that can only be improved with polishing.

    Do keep in mind that Urethanes, especially polyurethane, were...
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    I don't understand the comment from LE to you...

    I don't understand the comment from LE to you about "public property". Unless the tree is in the municipal easement, wouldn't it be private property?

    At any rate, sign for sure...and I see zero...
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    If you run Windows via "bootcamp", it's native...

    If you run Windows via "bootcamp", it's native Windows running on the Mac Intel hardware and MacOS is not running. If you run Windows in a virtual machine (as I do via Parallels) there is no...
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    Tabs are fine for keeping parts from flying, but...

    Tabs are fine for keeping parts from flying, but you have to be able to keep the brass on the CNC table securely and perfectly (and I do mean perfectly) flat. That's where the decisions come around...
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    But with a track saw, Alex...there is no offset....

    But with a track saw, Alex...there is no offset. The edge of the rubber on the track IS the cut line. That's one reason they are so nice to have and use.
  6. I clearly missed that you were doing a wrap of...

    I clearly missed that you were doing a wrap of existing posts...my bad.
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    These programs like Capital One Shopping and the...

    These programs like Capital One Shopping and the Rakuten that I mentioned provide additional discounts beyond the rewards that the card used provides. They seek out "coupon codes" and similar...
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    The solution for vacuum with things that will...

    The solution for vacuum with things that will have open areas is a custom fixture which is very common for production type work on small things. You really cannot use a vacuum table like you can for...
  9. Thread: Wax

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    Honestly...I stopped used wax many years ago. If...

    Honestly...I stopped used wax many years ago. If I truly need to refine the finish, such as for a table top, including adjusting sheen, various polishing techniques come into play. But I rarely do...
  10. Since you mentioned furniture, one of the things...

    Since you mentioned furniture, one of the things you want to strive for in a machine is one that has a bit of Z-axis (vertical) height/travel for the spindle/router that would typically be on many...
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    I don't disagree that the risk from the brass...

    I don't disagree that the risk from the brass isn't high...but I'm pretty anal about promoting best practices because there can be "that one time"...
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    More and more contractors are finding track saws...

    More and more contractors are finding track saws to be an essential on the job site these days, not as much for dust collection as for more precise cutting and for the guided plunge capability. A lot...
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    Really not supposed to do that with metal cutting...

    Really not supposed to do that with metal cutting because of fire hazard. Remember, the chips are what takes the heat away from the material and tooling. But there are blower tips commonly used for...
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    That sounds like a good outcome, Bill. As much...

    That sounds like a good outcome, Bill. As much as I liked my older Macs, the 2019 has been a real cut above in every way.
  15. This is the method I used for my own recent...

    This is the method I used for my own recent project...they were specially made, articulated hanger bolts that could support whatever angles are required and totally disappear once the underside of...
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    STP is...a typo. :) Yes, SYP. A "stout" piece of...

    STP is...a typo. :) Yes, SYP. A "stout" piece of construction lumber for sure that just needed a new job other than hanging out in my lumber tent. (Yes, my lumber is currently in a flippin' tent...
  17. I'm with Kevin and David...simulate the through...

    I'm with Kevin and David...simulate the through and through at the surface but use a half-lap tenon in an easier to cut rectangular through mortise to "reassemble" the rail within whatever it's...
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    Make a custom scraper with a piece of steel and...

    Make a custom scraper with a piece of steel and some files that you can get in close to scrape the roundover followed by refining that last little bit you can't get to with the scraper because of the...
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    OP stated that Windows compatibility was...

    OP stated that Windows compatibility was required. That's not a happening thing on M1 or M2, other than fudging with the ARM version of Windows which is not officially supported. So they need an...
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    The PowerTec hose I get from Amazon pretty much...

    The PowerTec hose I get from Amazon pretty much stays "at length" for me and I'm also moving hose around in my temporary shop where I can appreciate your concern.
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    Your Gladiator should be just fine...I suspect...

    Your Gladiator should be just fine...I suspect it's multiple boxes, too...saw plus fence, for example.
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    I seriously doubt you're going to find...

    I seriously doubt you're going to find substantial discounts on the SS "out there", but you can check reputable vendors like Tool Nut, etc., to see what they offer...but also consider there may be...
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    Building a shop isn't just about the...

    Building a shop isn't just about the building...it's about some of the in-built systems, too. In that respect, I made a decision relative to dust collection that surprised me a little since it was...
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    If the service (Capital One or similar) makes...

    If the service (Capital One or similar) makes folks buy more of things that they don't need and rack up big balances on their cards that they cannot pay off quickly, yes, it's not a great thing, but...
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    Thanks, my friend. The miter you see on the...

    Thanks, my friend.

    The miter you see on the far right is on the Bench Dog Cast Iron Router Table Top/extension wing that I stuck on the end of the saw for now.
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